Post # 16
shanbp : orchids15 :
oh wow! Neither of these would give my husband enough time to get home! Thanks for sharing your stories, hoping I get a little more warning. 🙂
Post # 17
lots of contractions and back labour. Sometimes I would even have regular contractions for an hour or 2, then it would stop. With my second I was 6cm dialated for a few days before labour actually got going. My midwife said I was in labour, my uterus just didn’t know it, lol. Acupuncture really helped me. I did it for my last 2. And both times it worked for me. 🙂
Post # 18
6cm for a few days?! Wow! A friend was 3-4cm for a few days before labor and that’s the farthest along id previously heard without things really getting kick started. So interesting how every birth story is so different. Makes things difficult for a type A planner like myself. 😉
Post # 19
It was horribly frustrating really. Now I can laugh but at the time I started to think she would never come out. I was 41+4 when she finally came.
Post # 20
due to my pregnancy being IVF, i needed to go for Non Stress tests (NST). at my first NST at 36+4, i was hooked up to a monitor and the tech comes in and asks me how long i was having contractions. i’m not, i told her. well you are having one right now. oh those, i’ve been having those for weeks.
and the day before i had asked someone what braxton hicks felt like. what i was feeling was nothing like what was described.
i was 1cm and was admitted then induced the next day. i probably would have been sent home, except DS’s heart rate was decling during some of the longer contractions.
so i don’t know if i was considered early labor, but i had no idea i was having contractions.